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Cronyism Scandal Rocks Vancouver

Doug Smith
The biggest single issue that got the Conservatives elected back in 2006 was the Sponsorship Scandal. Riding the wave of accountability and promises of a Federal Accountability Act, Stephen Harper became the first non-Liberal Prime Minister of Canada in the 21st Century.

Cutbacks to Scientific Research

Doug Smith
Here is an article in the Globe And Mail that expands upon the post below this one. CAUT, a lobby group for university teachers and researchers, had a meeting with the Minister Of Science And Technology.

stimulus idea

Doug Smith
I can’t say that I’m big fan of the Keynesian “let’s spend our way out of this recession.” stimulus ideas. That’s partly due to my feeling that some people spending some money isn’t going to make a whole lot of difference.

News at 15:00 EST

Doug Smith
What is the PM going to say at 15:00EST? “Sorry, I was just kidding.” “We’re not in a recession, but if a coalition takes over we will be.

Sound Economics

Doug Smith
It’s always been my understanding that one of the big draws to the Conservatives is their supposed sound economic policies. Over the last few evenings I’ve tried to find some balanced, non-partisan overview on the Harper government’s economic performance.

Does Harper Deserve It?

Doug Smith
Before Canadians sit down and really think about who they want to be the next Prime Minister, a good exercise for everyone to do is answer the question, “Does Stephen Harper deserve to have a majority government?

Spare Me the "Get Tough" Crime Bills!

Doug Smith
It looks like the Conservatives are hell-bent on proving that there are only two things that matter: pushing a conservative social agenda and giving in on ideals as long as they benefit politically.

Even losers can win

Doug Smith
Leading up to the 2006 Federal Election, I wrote this post on Canadian Values which discussed what many consider to be a darker aspect of the Conservative Party.

Softwood Deal

Doug Smith
Could someone please fill me in on the US-Canada softwood deal? I just read something in the paper and it sounds like the deal could be dead.